6 Essential Easter patterns
With Easter fast approaching and spring already arrived, we’re all looking for the perfect pattern to make the day extra special. We chose 6 fun and fabulous patterns guaranteed to put a smile on your face, straight from the LoveKnitting Independent Designers.
1. ”Bunnykins” egg snug by Buzybee
These adorable egg snugs are a must-have for any Easter brunch. The bunnies are knit flat in three pieces, including the body and two ears. They are then seamed together and given faces with simple embroidery. This pattern uses small amounts of DK yarn – we recommend Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, a 100% cotton and 100% washable yarn which comes in a variety of cheerful springy shades. We love Azure (3671), Silver (3675), Hot Pink (3668), and Sunflower (3662) to complete this pattern as shown.
Another fantastic choice for knitters of any skill level, this pattern includes instructions for hats sized newborn to adult, so you can make matching hats for the whole family! Knitted flat or in the round, these simple hats are sure to impress and amaze all rabbit enthusiasts. We recommend Schoeller und Stahl Baby Mix DK weight yarn, a delicious baby yarn that’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin. For these hats, we love Tuerkis (14), Pink (18), and Gelb (16), but this yarn is available in a wide range of fabulous shades!
This fluffy and fabulous pair would be right at home in any Easter basket. The large chick stands at 13 inches tall, and its little sibling is lifesized at about 3.5 inches tall. For that extra fuzzy look, we like Lion Brand Fun Fur in Neon Yellow and Terracotta, for chicks that are bright, bold, and fun!
4. Felted Easter eggs, by Marie Mayhew
We are totally blown away by these felted Easter eggs – they are so unique and would be at home in any decor. You can embellish them in whatever way you see fit, which makes us love their individuality even more. These eggs are available in a 3 inch and 4 inch size, and feature Cascade 220 worsted, aran weight yarn, which is available in an eye-wateringly huge range of shades. To complete these eggs as shown, you would need 1 skein each of Highland Green (9430), Natural (8010), and Mellow Mauve (8863). Click on the image below to view all available shades!
Seeing as some parts of the world are still knee deep in snow, these fingerless gloves are a welcome addition to any ”spring” wardrobe. You can still celebrate spring while hiding Easter eggs in snowdrifts with these adorable mitts! These are knit in the round with an optional thumb gusset with a simple cable pattern over a garter stitch background. This pattern requires 100 yards of worsted, aran weight yarn – we are obsessed with West Yorkshire Spinners Bluefaced Leicester Solids for it’s super soft and snug 100% wool spin and fun, vibrant shades. For this pattern, we love Wild Rose (501), Lavender (701), and Bluebell (101).
Boris Bunnytail is just begging to be made, with those floppy ears and cute pink nose! He is worked up flat and seamed together, and this pattern includes detailed instructions on how to gather a cast on seam. To bring Boris to life, you’ll need 2 balls of Wendy Traditional Aran, one in Grouse (191) and one in Moorland (180).
How to buy the pattern downloads: Click on the images to download the patterns. Add the pattern to your basket, and select ‘Go to Checkout’ – this requires you to create an account with LoveKnitting. If you’ve already shopped with us, then you will already have an account and can simply sign in. Follow the checkout process to receive the download. Learn more here.
Lovely readers, which of these patterns stole your heart for spring?
Last updated: March 27th, 2015.